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WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull) (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Solihull 37.2 55 -1 28.9
Heworth Comprehensive Grange School (Maintained School)
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Gateshead 38.6 54 Well below average -0.84 28.9
Ashington High School (Maintained School)
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Northumberland 40 53 Well below average -0.71 28.8
Chichester High School (Academy)
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West Sussex 41.7 52 Well below average -0.56 28.6
St Catherine's College (Academy)
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East Sussex 42.5 51 Below average -0.46 28.7
The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cheshire West and Chester 43 50 Below average -0.49 28.6
Christ The King Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 43.2 49 Below average -0.39 28.8
Wapping High School (Academy)
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Tower Hamlets 43.3 45 Below average -0.42 28.8
Smestow School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Wolverhampton 43.3 45 Below average -0.42 28.8
Bramcote College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Nottinghamshire 43.3 45 Below average -0.5 28.9
Alec Hunter Academy (Academy)
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Essex 43.3 45 Below average -0.4 28.7
Thornhill Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 43.5 44 Below average -0.37 28.6
Philips High School (Maintained School)
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Bury 43.8 43 Below average -0.32 28.6
Hawkley Hall High School (Academy)
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Wigan 44.1 41 Below average -0.32 28.6
Court Fields School (Academy)
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Somerset 44.1 41 Below average -0.33 28.6
Eckington School (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 44.2 40 Below average -0.34 28.6
Nether Stowe School (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 44.3 39 Average -0.25 28.8
The Radcliffe School (Maintained School)
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Milton Keynes 44.5 38 Below average -0.31 28.6
Chilwell School (Maintained School)
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Nottinghamshire 44.6 37 Average -0.24 28.4
The Thomas Alleyne School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 44.7 36 Below average -0.27 28.8
Ashfield Comprehensive School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 45.3 35 Below average -0.21 28.7
Queen Elizabeth's (Academy)
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Devon 45.9 33 Average -0.1 28.7
Driffield School and Sixth Form (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 45.9 33 Average -0.15 28.6
St Mary's Catholic Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Blackpool 46.1 32 Average -0.12 28.7
Smithdon High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Norfolk 46.4 29 Average -0.13 28.6
Dowdales School (Maintained School)
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Cumbria 46.4 29 Average -0.12 28.7
Bridgnorth Endowed School (Academy)
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Shropshire 46.4 29 Average -0.1 28.8
Altrincham College (Academy)
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Trafford 46.5 28 Average -0.12 28.8
The Burton Borough School (Maintained School)
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Telford and Wrekin 46.6 26 Average -0.03 28.8
Garth Hill College (Maintained School)
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Bracknell Forest 46.6 26 Average -0.06 28.7
Judgemeadow Community College (Maintained School)
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Leicester 46.7 24 Average -0.02 28.7
Bellerive FCJ Catholic College (Academy)
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Liverpool 46.7 24 Average -0.06 28.5
Sir Graham Balfour High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 47.1 23 Average -0.02 28.8
The Heath School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Halton 47.2 22 Average -0.02 28.6
Alder Community High School (Maintained School)
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Tameside 47.3 21 Average 0.02 28.7
St Benedict's Catholic High School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 47.8 20 Average 0.07 28.7
Southborough High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kingston upon Thames 48.1 19 Average 0.23 28.5
West Hatch High School (Academy)
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Essex 48.3 18 Average 0.08 28.8
Woodcote High School (Academy)
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Croydon 48.5 17 Average 0.08 28.7
Ryburn Valley High School (Academy)
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Calderdale 49 16 Above average 0.17 28.6
West Exe School (Maintained School)
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Devon 49.1 15 Above average 0.19 28.7
Farlingaye High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 49.4 14 Above average 0.18 28.7
Thornleigh Salesian College (Maintained School)
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Bolton 49.5 13 Above average 0.24 28.6
The Cottesloe School (Maintained School)
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Buckinghamshire 49.6 12 Above average 0.22 28.9
Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Arts and Community College (Maintained School)
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Coventry 50.1 10 Above average 0.33 28.7
Ark Academy (Academy)
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Brent 50.1 10 Above average 0.37 28.5
Hethersett Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 50.4 9 Above average 0.32 28.6
Bowland High (Academy)
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Lancashire 50.5 8 Above average 0.33 28.8
Hastings High School (Academy)
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Leicestershire 50.8 7 Above average 0.34 28.8
Congleton High School (Academy)
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Cheshire East 51.1 6 Above average 0.37 28.8
Our Lady & St. Bede Catholic Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Stockton-on-Tees 51.2 5 Above average 0.41 28.6
Sir Jonathan North Community College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Leicester 51.4 4 Above average 0.42 28.5
Walthamstow School for Girls (Maintained School)
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Waltham Forest 53.6 3 Well above average 0.63 28.6
Uffculme School (Academy)
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Devon 54.6 2 Well above average 0.67 28.4
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Birmingham 54.8 1 Well above average 0.74 28.7
Type of school or college

Attainment 8 score

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .

Position within the group

This is a ranking with the group of schools in the list, based on the Attainment 8 score.

Progress 8 score

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .

A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A score below zero means pupils made less progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A negative progress score does not mean pupils made no progress, or the school has failed, rather it means pupils in the school made less progress than other pupils across England with similar results at the end of key stage 2.

Detailed guide to Progress 8 opens in a new window - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Schools and colleges not covering full Progress 8 period

Some schools start educating pupils partway through the 5-year period covered by Progress 8, which should be taken into account when comparing their results with schools that start at Key Stage 3. Progress 8 is not the most appropriate performance measure for university technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges. These establishments typically start educating pupils at age 14, with a focus on preparing pupils for their future careers by providing an integrated academic and professional education. Other headline measures, particularly pupil destinations, are more important for these establishments.

Average points score at key stage 2

The average of the points score for all pupils at the end of key stage 2, based on teacher assessment for writing and test results in reading and maths.

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